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  • noun Plural form of hutong.

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Examples

  • In 1980, there were still 6,100 old streets, known as hutongs, but only a few hundred have been preserved, plus a handful of temples and courtyard houses.

    'City of Heavenly Tranquility: Beijing in the History of China'

  • In recent years, two-thirds of Beijing's 3,000 narrow lanes, known as hutongs, have been subsumed by mega-developments, many of them in neighborhoods that were officially designated preservation zones.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Exploring the hutongs is a must as it is the backbone of Beijing and each hutong oozes history and stories.

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  • In recent years, two-thirds of Beijing's 3,000 narrow lanes, known as hutongs, have been subsumed by mega-developments, many of them in neighborhoods that were officially designated preservation zones.

    NYT > Global Home

  • It was a jumble "of narrow walled alleys 'hutongs' with gates leading to residential compounds containing internal courtyards joined by 'moon gates' and south-facing single-storey houses with pitched roofs, paper-covered windows, and ancient wooded lattices."

    A quick peek behind China's wall

  • It was a jumble "of narrow walled alleys 'hutongs' with gates leading to residential compounds containing internal courtyards joined by 'moon gates' and south-facing single-storey houses with pitched roofs, paper-covered windows, and ancient wooded lattices."

    A quick peek behind China's wall

  • We all did the usual sightseeing -- we took a van out to the Great Wall, we walked around the Forbidden City and we took a pedicab tour of the byways and narrow alleyways of some of the "hutongs" that had survived Beijing's e headlong building boom.

    Jim Calio: The Turkey Leg

  • Over the last 20 years mile after mile of Beijing's "hutongs", or alleyways, have been bulldozed to make way for gleaming skyscrapers and apartment complexes as the city engages in a whole-scale, and at times brutal, program of modernisation.

    Danwei - Media, Advertising, and Urban Life in China

  • Over the last 20 years mile after mile of Beijing's "hutongs", or alleyways, have been bulldozed to make way for gleaming skyscrapers and apartment complexes as the city engages in a whole-scale, and at times brutal, program of modernisation.

    Danwei - Media, Advertising, and Urban Life in China

  • Over the last 20 years mile after mile of Beijing's "hutongs", or alleyways, have been bulldozed to make way for gleaming skyscrapers and apartment complexes as the city engages in a whole-scale, and at times brutal, program of modernisation.

    Danwei - Media, Advertising, and Urban Life in China

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